Anne Sherry but Gwendolyn liked it so she acquired it. It seems to suit her just fine. Before Gwendolyn sat on my Grandparents bed and Grandpa got tired of moving her every night so he went out one day and bought her a little wooden high chair. I don't have it but I wish I did. Nothing special but the memory of Grandpa doing something so sweet for a doll which was completely out of character for him.
Although Grandma had this doll for so many years, the photo is taken approximately 1911 as Grandma was born in 1906 and she is about 5 years old here, she never named her doll or so she told me when I came to visit. I would always ask if I could go in to her bedroom and look at her doll and there I would stand for the longest time just admiring her. One day Grandma asked if I would like to hold her and that was the best ever. She asked me what name I would give her and I immediately said, "Gwendolyn". I have no idea where that name came from but to this day she is Gwendolyn. Thank you Grandma for allowing me to enjoy Gwendolyn and keep care of her for you now that you are gone (many years now). I so love you both.
With tears in my eyes (I am extremely sentimental) I am sharing my Gwendolyn with you as part of Memory Lane Mondays.
I feel so blessed to be entrusted with Gwendolyn until my daughter will inherit her and carry on the legacy.
I look forward to reading your shared memories...